Spring training isn't the only thing baseball fans can look forward to this season. The Baseball World Classic (read: World Cup for baseball) is taking the sports world by storm this March. What's even more exciting for the Bay Area is that the final games of the tournament will be played at AT&T Park in San Francisco!
What better time of year to celebrate than during San Francisco's famously warm (cross your fingers) autumn season? Well in case you needed another reason, the America's Cup "World Series" regattas are returning to the San Francisco Bay in conjunction with Fleet Week from October 2-7.
San Francisco's cool and windswept bay awaits a rainbow fleet of sails, while her waterfront prepares for a crowded and colorful marina full of polo-wearing spectators for the America's Cup World Series.
Roller derby may not be synonymous with "American pastime" but it's a growing national and international sport that's been entertaining rowdy fans for decades. Exciting and athletic, it's a contact-sport on roller skates -- and while there are no official rules about uniforms, it's become de rigeur to wear some pretty fly outfits. Players adopt intimidating pseudonyms and colorful alter-egos, adding further theatrics to this aggressive and physically jarring sport.
The Embarcadero, San Francisco's scenic eastern waterfront, holds some of the city's most well known attractions as well as some wonderful hidden spots in between. One Saturday afternoon, I set out on the Embarcadero's pedestrian walkway to see what I could discover on the path from the Ferry Building to the San Francisco Giant's AT&T Park.